Position: STARS Therapist Location: Roanoke, VA
Summary of the Position: STARS (Specialized Treatment and Resource Support) Program model is strengths-based and embraces a family engagement approach to working with families involved with the child welfare system. This position will provide clinical support to specialized foster care resource families. A licensed therapist will provide detailed pre-service screenings and assessments of potential program participant families, conduct ongoing reassessments, and provide family and individual therapy based on resource family needs. This position will also conduct quarterly support groups and participate as a member of the treatment teams for foster children placed in these specialized homes. Will collaborate with STARS program staff and report to the STARS program director for the Roanoke Program. Clinical issues likely encountered will include Trauma, Grief, Loss and Attachments; the selected therapist must be familiar and experienced with interventions to address these issues. Therapist will also be expected to provide individualized advanced parenting skills support as needed. Therapist will participate in identifying ongoing program training needs as well as program development and evaluation.
Qualifications/Requirements: Licensed Mental Health Professional in the State of Virginia.
- Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Two or more years of working with families involved with the child welfare systems
- Clinical experience/training regarding Trauma, Grief, Loss and Attachment
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and car insurance limits with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability.
Bi-Lingual is a plus
To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume’, and references (2 professional and 1 personal) to Valerie Koeppel at email@example.com
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where YAP operates. YAP will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.